Ian Sidaway is an English artist and author or illustrator of numerous books on art instruction.
Working primarily in watercolor, Sidaway portrays the english countryside — and places to which he has traveled — with crisp, clear, naturalistic compositions that have a distinct feeling of atmosphere, time and place.
In his books, he has been covering various techniques and mediums since the 1980s, with 32 titles currently to his name.
His website offers galleries of both recent and older work. In the archive section, you can find a number of paintings from Venice.
You can also find more images of his work on the two blogs lniked on his website, one for painting and one for fine liner ink sketches. Though not recently updated, they both feature additional images of his paintings and sketches.